04 May – This Day in History

This Day in History on 04 May

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 4th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • Youth Day (Fiji)
  • Youth Day (China)
  • Literary Day (Republic of China)
  • Restoration of Independence day (Latvia)
  • Remembrance of the Dead (Netherlands)

Important Events:

1783: Tipu Sultan was enthroned as the ruler of Mysore after the death of Haider Ali in a simple ceremony at Bednur. He continued the Second Mysore War against the English. He defeated many EnglishGenerals like Brithwhite & Col. Bailey. Tipu Sultan signed the treaty at Mangalore on 11th March 1784 A.D. which was known as the Mangalore treaty.
1959: Nehru rejects proposals that India and Pakistan resolve their differences and set up a common alliance against Communist China.
1980: Coal Mine Worker’s Day established.
1994: Fourth developmental launch of ASLV. 113 kg Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-C2) was launched by fourth developmental flight of ASLV-D4 from Sriharikota. This carried two scientific payload, a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) experiment and a Retarding Potential Analyser (RPA). It is still in service.
1998: India is placed on the US Special 309 watch list.
1799: Tipu Sultan is killed in a battle against 5,000 British soldiers who stormed and razed his capital, Seringapatanam.
1832: Darpan’, a fortnightly magazine started publishing as a weekly.
1854: The first stamp was officially issued from Calcutta where the first modern post office was established.
1932: Many are arrested as Congress agents picket Bombay post offices in celebration of Gandhi Day
1960: Washington, Ike signs wheat pact with India for largest U.S. food sale.
1990: Supreme Court directs Central Government to set up a Tribunal to resolve Cauvery water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
1992: India and Russia sign a five-year agreement on trade and economic cooperation.
1993: Income Tax exemption limit raised to Rs.30,000; Customs duty on certain drugs reduced.
1993: Santosh Yadav became the first Indian woman to conquer the Everest twice.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1849: Jyotirindranath Tagore, Bengali litterateur and poet, was born.
1923: Mrinal Sen, famous film director, was born.
1935: Dalip Kaur Tiwana, great educationist and writer, was born in Ribbon village, Punjab.

Death / Death Anniversary:

1957: Rai Chaudhary Hemchandra, great historian, passed away.
1989: Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay, famous Bengali litterateur, passed away.

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